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A sabbatical that restores your spirit

Pendle Hill is committed to supporting a safe environment despite COVID-19. For information about all guest requirements and the COVID-19 mitigating amenities Pendle Hill offers, see our COVID-19 Information page.

Pendle Hill offers a different kind of sabbatical for educators, pastors, and other professionals: a sabbatical that refreshes your spirit. Here’s what people say:

“There was opportunity for contemplation and study, work and play, community and silence. All my expectations were fully met.” —Doug Bartlett, Warren Wilson College

“I came to Pendle Hill on sabbatical after my seventh year as minister of Murray Unitarian Universalist Church in Attleboro, Massachusetts. At Pendle Hill I found a balance of contemplation and action and made deep connections with people of different religions and backgrounds. Most precious of all, I touched again the Spirit that called me into ministry in the first place.” —Sandra Fitz-Henry, Murray Unitarian Universalist Church

“Pendle Hill is a place where one’s academic agenda may deepen and take root in one’s spiritual life.” —S. Smith, Claremont College

“There is a richness in the simplicity of life at Pendle Hill. The contemplative emphasis, in the context of an ecumenical community, the classes, the art studio, and in the physical work, has made my sabbatical all that I had hoped for.” —Lorelle Elcock, Dominican Sisters of Hope

Pendle Hill is an oasis for reflection with beautiful grounds, a library, a bright and spacious art studio, and walking paths. Our Quaker study, retreat, and conference center is located near more than forty colleges, universities, and seminaries; Swarthmore College is within easy walking distance.

To learn more about the possibility of Pendle Hill becoming your home away from home during a sabbatical year, call 610-566-4507, ext. 137 or 800-742-3150, ext. 137, or e-mail Reservations today!